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Val Ferret

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Amazing place and great fun for kids

Landscape in Val Ferret is amazing just below the mountain cliffs. The theme park is great fun for... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Milan, Italy
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Beautiful area a bit chaotic in the summer

We had a lovely experience and walk but there seems to be some repairs going on and not very well... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Milan, Italy
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Strada Monte Bianco 28, 11013, Courmayeur, Italy
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All reviews beautiful area mont blanc nice view well worth the visit amazing views river hike hiking paradise refugio elena snow summer bonatti mountains val scenery
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Landscape in Val Ferret is amazing just below the mountain cliffs. The theme park is great fun for kids and there is amole choice for everyone. Quads, mountain bikes, horse riding, mini-golf. Amazing place where to spend a Sunday in the sun. There are also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We had a lovely experience and walk but there seems to be some repairs going on and not very well signaled, overall had a lovely lunch and day by the river

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you are going to Courmayeur, you just HAVE to hike. I won't lie -- some of the trails have a steeper ascent/descent but the pay off is worth it. We hiked to Rifugio Bonatti. Breathtaking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarionW1532
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Val Ferret is at the Italian foot of Mont Blanc, minutes from the Alpine village of Courmayeur. It is a breathtaking hiking trail. On one side are the snow-capped Alps, almost close enough to touch, on the other side is a fast-flowing river. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EdWny
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Signposts are missing or wrong or hidden. The signpost for Monzino hut i.e. simply doesn't exist. And the same for many others paths

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The area has fantastic views and the hiking is quite easy. There are several trails in the area. We visited Val Ferret in June and it was still a lot of snow, it was however quite easy to hike and run anyway.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Val Ferret is a beautiful area outside of Courmayeur. You can fish if you buy a license from Tonchy’s Restaurant. The food at Tonchy’s is also very good if you want to eat while you are there. The river is stocked with trout. Not the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank patsyclark55
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We drive up the valley as far as we could until we were stopped by the snow. The scenery on a sunny day was quite superlative with amazing views of the Helbronner and Mont Blanc chain. You feel very close to the mountains.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AlexE740
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous experience walking in the winter in this valley. Magnificent scenery at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank gee3vor
Reviewed February 26, 2018

A wonderful and exhilarating walk which last about 2 hours. The scenery is breath taking and if you want a break from skiing for the day, this is a must

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank marcofugaccia
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April 12, 2018|
Response from Pedro V | Reviewed this property |
Courmayeur 100% Lovely town, the food, the markets, the streets, and the very very nice . I recommend Hotel Tavernier (trekking routes pass by it) located in a fantastic waterfall that oversees the town and you can enjoy... More
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Pedro V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is in Courmayeur, just take the Strada la Palud
July 26, 2015|
Response from Etz_Nice | Reviewed this property |
Depending on where you are- Either the Swiis or Italina side. If the Italian side, it is not accecible by car. In the Swiss side you can drive all the up to a Fouly, which is a nice village. Maybe stay at Hôtel Edelweiss... More
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Bus from La Fouly to Champex Lac (2 Replies)
Hello all, We are planning the TMB trek for early September and are hoping to condense this portion on the trip slightly. We are doing the anti-clockwise route and we plan to stay at Chalet Val Ferret (past Refugio Bonatti) the night and hope to hike to La Fouly then catch the bus to Champex Lac. It looks like the last bus leaves at 6:00 pm. Is this pushing it in terms of time for one day? Has anyone ever taken this bus route before, is it pretty easy to navigate? Language will be a...More
January 20, 2018|
Response fromnomarmite|
If you leave soon after dawn (which I suggest you do every day, for safety reasons) there is no reason why you shouldn't hit La Fouly early afternoon. You should study the route variants carefully - if you're planning to use the standard walkers' lower route, it may be possible to shorten your journey by taking the higher route from the Col, weather permitting, should you arrive there late and find conditions are acceptable. I wouldn't worry about the bus. If you miss it, you can get a...More
Short HIkes (up to 2 hours) September in Aosta Valley (2 Replies)
We are two couples traveling by car from Chamonix to Aosta. Thinking of visiting either Val Ferret or Gran Paradiso on that day. Any preferences and recommendations for short hikes or specific stopping places? Following day we plan to drive up to Breuil-Cervinia and also visit Fenis Castle.
September 04, 2015|
Response fromFF|
You are trying to squeeze a lot of things in one day! With your plan in mind here is my suggestion: Get off to an early start. Immediately after exiting the Mt. Blanc tunnel, take the A5 toll highway (note that signs for superhighways in Italy are green, not blue as in France), get off at the first exit 'Aosta Ovest/Saint Pierre', hence follow signs to Cogne, in the heart of Gran Paradiso national park, proceed to the village of Valnontey where the road ends. Park. Driving time so far...More
Rachel B
Preston, United Kingdom
Easy winter walking trail (snow/winter) (1 Replies)
Staying in Courmayeur late March. Would love a walk in the snowy mountains. Thinking Val Ferret is the best area. But would prefer to do this as a self hike on easy trails - maybe to a cafe/restaurant and back or a loop walk. Lots of websites but not found a suggested walk yet. Can anyone please help? Thank you
January 26, 2018|
Response fromFF|
Val Ferret is indeeed one of the few areas where there is a groomed winter walking trail, next to the cross country ski loops. You can walk from Planpincieux (where the road ends in winter) up to Lavachey where there is a couple of restaurants (alas, neither is particularly good), To go any further up the valley you'd need snowshoes, though (and know how to use them).